Post Tagged with: "Florida"

This Congressman Denies Constitutionality Of The Civil Rights Act

He's pretty much covered 'stupid' on every hot-button topic: immigration, poverty, marriage equality and, oh yeah, the whole birther thing that won't die. Image by John M. Fletcher @ FloridaTrend

Congressman Ted Yoho (R-Fla.) tells constituents at a Florida town hall meeting that the Civil Rights Act may not be ’100 percent’ constitutional.

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Actual Death Panels: Florida Mother Of 3 Drops Dead After Republicans Refused To Expand Medicaid

Actual Death Panels: Florida Mother Of 3 Drops Dead After Republicans Refused To Expand Medicaid

Florida’s new Death Panels have struck, killing a mother of three by denying her care thanks to the states refusal to expand Medicaid. Are you next?

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Democrats Prove That GOP Vulnerable In Florida Special Election

The special election in Florida sets the stage for the 2014 midterms, but contrary to the GOP rhetoric, the results indicate problems for Republicans.
From WFLA's debate coverage

The special election in Florida sets the stage for the 2014 midterms, but contrary to the GOP rhetoric, the results indicate problems for Republicans.

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Loophole In Stand Your Ground Law Opens Up Legal Assassinations In Florida

John Cole, The Scranton Times-Tribune

A Florida judge rejected an attempted use of ‘Stand Your Ground’ thanks to provision in the law covering police officers – Pity they forgot to cover judges.

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Congressman Resigns After Cocaine Fiasco; Who Will Replace Him?

Congressman Resigns After Cocaine Fiasco; Who Will Replace Him?

GOP Congressman Trey Radel resigned his seat in the US House of Represenatives, on January 27, 2014. Radel is best known as the cocaine snorting congressman, who bought the drug from an undercover cop in October of last year. He spent less than a month in rehab, before returning to […]

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Republican Candidate Calls For Obama To Be Hanged

Republican Candidate Calls For Obama To Be Hanged

Republican Joshua Black wants to hang President Obama for treason, citing Jesus as one of the reasons. How very Christian of him.

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Federal Judge Strikes Down Florida’s Welfare Drug Tests

Photo of the Honorable Judge Mary Scriven from Wikipedia.

In 2011 Florida passed a law requiring people on welfare to pass drug tests. A federal judge just ruled against it, but Gov. Rick Scott vows to appeal.

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The 10 Dumbest Public Figures In 2013

A list of people who were just too stupid this year. Some you may guess, some might surprise you but all are worthy of being Dumbest Person of 2013.

2013 was a very stupid year. This past year has been rich with the stupid. From crazy right-wing preachers whining about how “Christians” are being persecuted to dumb politicians who just can’t STFU, we have a stellar list of people who made America’s collective IQ take a dip in 2013. […]

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Festivus Pole To Accompany Nativity Scene In Florida (VIDEO)

Festivus Pole To Accompany Nativity Scene In Florida (VIDEO)

The hypocrisy of the Right will now be tested as a Festivus Pole in Florida gets the go-ahead to display next to a Nativity scene as a form of free speech

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Christian School Blames Black Girl For Being Bullied, Threatens To Expel Her (VIDEO)

Christian School Blames Black Girl For Being Bullied, Threatens To Expel Her (VIDEO)

Vanessa VanDyke has been attending Faith Christian Academy in Orlando, Florida since she was in third grade. And now she’s being threatened with expulsion by school officials because of her hairstyle. A Christian school threatened to expel an African-American girl if she didn’t cut her hair to appease those bullying […]

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The Delightful History Of Thanksgiving

The Delightful History Of Thanksgiving

  Ah, Thanksgiving… turkey, cranberries, pumpkin pie. Football, parades and feasting with family. Thanksgiving is a uniquely American holiday. Well, sort of. Many myths have sprung up around the holiday, and many traditions have, too. It’s time to take a look at the history and traditions of American Thanksgiving — […]

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Cocaine-Using Tea Party Rep. Demands Drug Testing For Food Stamps, Then Goes To Rehab

Photo from Wikipedia with a couple little changes by Elisabeth Parker for Addicting Info.

This Florida Tea Party rep. wants you to pee in a cup for food stamps. Now, he’s been busted with cocaine and is taking a ‘leave of absence’ from congress.

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Stupid Is As Stupid Does: KKK Goes Recruiting In Mostly Black Neighborhood

An NC KKK group has recruiting fliers dropped in a predominantly black Florida neighborhood, claiming "our race is our nation." KFTV.com

KKK actually targets a black neighborhood for recruiting. You might think you are reading something from The Onion, but you’re not. Residents of a predominantly African- American neighborhood in New Smyrna Beach, Florida actually found recruiting fliers that read “our race is our nation” from a North Carolina Ku Klux […]

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10 Haunted Places That Aren’t So Famous

10 Haunted Places That Aren’t So Famous

At Halloween, our thoughts often turn to haunted places and ghosts. Whether we are remembering those who have gone before or looking for a chill for the holiday, spirits and spectres are at the forefront. Many of us enjoy reading about hauntings or watching shows like Ghost Hunters all year […]

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Stepmom Of Alleged Bully In Suicide Case Is Arrested For Child Abuse

Image: Polk County Sheriff's Office, HO

In the aftermath of 12-year-old Rebecca Sedwick’s suicide, apparently due to extreme cyber bullying by other girls, many have wondered where such cruelty came from. A partial answer became evident with Friday’s arrest of the stepmother of one of the alleged bullies. The charges against her are child abuse and child […]

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Burning Cross Mishap Leaves Florida Racist With Burns Over 50 Percent Of His Body

A Florida racist gets his when he burns 50 percent of his body while setting up a burning cross. Image: Image Editor @ Flickr

Burning Cross Burns Racist Karma is a bitch, yes she is. The perfect example of said bitchiness is the fact that when a Florida racist was erecting a burning cross, he set himself on fire, resulting in second degree burns over 50 percent of his body. According to neighbors, Ron […]

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KKK And Florida School Board Square Off Over High School’s Racist Name

A petition was started with Change.org to change the name of a high school in Florida but the KKK is not too happy about it.  Ashley Hatch @ Flickr

A petition to change the name of a high school in Florida named after a notorious general who served the Confederacy in the Civil War has caused the KKK to crawl out from under their rock and rant.

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Police Tell Daughter Of Man They Killed She’ll ‘End Up Like Her Father’ (VIDEO)

In a shockingly insensitive encounter, a Florida cop told Armani Brown that she would 'end up like her father,' who had been killed by police weeks prior.
Image Credit: davidsonscott15 via Flickr.com

There is little that is more painful than prematurely losing a parent, especially in a violent way. That is just what happened to Armani Brown of DeLand, FL. Her father was cited for a seatbelt violation, and, in the ensuing scuffle, the police chased him down, ran over him, and […]

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House Of Horrors: Child Pornographer Was Planning To Torture And Eat Young Victims (VIDEO)

House Of Horrors: Child Pornographer Was Planning To Torture And Eat Young Victims (VIDEO)

Geoffrey Portway pleaded guilty to child pornography, but it is now revealed that his real ambition was far darker – his goal was to engage in cannibalism.

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Medical Examiner In Martin Case Says It Was Lost Deliberately By Prosecution (VIDEO)

Medical Examiner In Martin Case Says It Was Lost Deliberately By Prosecution (VIDEO)

Did the prosecution in the Trayvon Martin case throw it, and fail to present the evidence needed to convict? New accusations say that they did.

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